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Welcome to another edition of "Creatively Yours", the newsletter from Creative Travel India  

Dear Industry Colleagues :

Another month of summer. Parts of India are facing scorching heat with 44 degrees Celsius for Delhi, quite normal. The good news is that we had a tremendous downpour today and so things will be a lot cooler. I guess its hard to explain how one can welcome torrential rain, but in India anything that cools the summer temperatures is welcome.

This newsletter adds something new to our communication. We are starting a new section called "Personally Experienced" where we will describe our own real life experiences with a hotel or attraction. We at Creative take client comfort very seriously and try to visit as many hotels as possible. Now and then we also get the luxury of experiencing first hand some of the best hotels in the world and our thoughts shall be shared with you.

The US Dollar continues to plummet. We had given details of this in our last month's newsletter. This is going to affect all pricing of tours !!

We at Creative Travel and our specialist brands - "Signature Tours" , the luxury travel specialist and "Plan it!", the finest conference management team in India are proud to offer the best of India and her neighboring countries to the discerning traveler. With a 29 year award winning history behind us, we look forward to the opportunity of showing you what true destination management is all about.

To read more about us, you can download a copy of our company profile at -

We appreciate the support our partners all over the world have shown us. It is with your partnership that Creative is where it is today. For those of you with whom we have not had the pleasure of working with, all I can say is try us and see the Creative magic for yourself.

Through "Creatively Yours" we hope to keep you informed on the latest news in Team Creative and the destination. We hope you find this to be useful.

Have a Creative Day !

Rajeev Kohli

Director of Marketing
Creative Travel India




Established in 1977, Creative Travel has grown to be among India's leading Destination Management Companies covering all of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Tibet. This region is a special place for travelers and our vast experience in handling clients from all over the world allows us to create the most memorable programs for you.

In this Edition...


Creative News
Watch this space for a special announcement that will be sent next week. We have something proud to celebrate :-)

Also, see our new section below - "Personally Experienced". This month we talk about the Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach Resort.






Summer Sale from Creative Travel

Enjoy India...

At a special promotion rate of US $ 72 per person per day...

Stay at five star hotels...

We want to share some advantages of the low season rates for you to sell India to your clients. For details click here or email us.

*Offer valid from 15th May - 31st August, 2007 only.




Special Offer from Creative Travel & Oberoi Hotels
Oberoi Hotels & Resorts invite you on a journey of discovery. Escape to fabulous resorts in locations where spectacular landscapes, historical wonders, magnificent beaches and wild adventure promise to create memories for a lifetime. Luxurious settings, impeccable service, international cuisine and pampering spa treatments come together to create the perfect holiday.

Oberoi Exotic Vacations
Experience Royal Indian Hospitality at an incredible value for 8 to 12 nights and have the flexibility of creating your own itinerary as per your preferences. Celebrate rare marine life in a secluded haven on the Red Sea Coast at The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh where you buy 5 nights and get 2 extra nights with our compliments.

For details and reservations please email us.



Special Offer from Creative Travel & Taj Hotels
May - September 2007

Taj Hotels has launched a special deal for the traveler who wants to stay in some of their unique properties. There are 3 options for the guests :

1) Flexible Itineraries
- Incredible Royal Escapes 8 night offer - using a minimum of 2 nights  at either The Taj Mahal Delhi or Taj Mahal Palace & Towers, Mumbai, and the balance totaling upto 6 nights in any of the 3 Grand Palaces in, Jaipur,  Udaipur or Jodhpur.  Guests can extend their stay at any of the hotels as per the Individual per night Hotel offers given.

2) Fixed itineraries - There are 2 itineraries for the guests to choose from - Incredible Golden Triangle and Incredible Dream Escapes . The minimum number of nights indicated in each of the itineraries is mandatory, however guests can extend their stay at any of the hotels as per the Individual per night Hotel offers given.

3) Individual Hotel offers - These are per night rates at various hotels and the minimum length of stay is 1 night. So guests can make their own itinerary.

For details and reservations please email us.





Client Comment of the Month

We at Creative track client feedback very carefully. Each evaluation form gives us an insight on our operations and allows us to constantly refine our service delivery process. Now and then we get a few letters that brighten up our days. These are some of them :

From - Leonie
To - Pallavi, Dimple and Rajeev

Dear Pallavi, Dimple and Rajeev,

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you all; I went straight from India to Athens where I am running a conference for 100 people. Email is not working too well so it has taken me a few days to work through all my new mail!

Suffice to say I am still pretty tired from the trip last week although I am filled with amazing memories and am so happy everything went so well. Each and every visit/trip exceeded my expectations and those of my group. My colleague Mike King was so impressed with Creative Travel. Click here to read more...


New - "Personally Experienced"

Been There.....Seen it.....Experienced it.....Loved it.....

"The Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach Kerala"

Visited in June 2007
by Rajeev Kohli, Director of Marketing, Creative Travel

The objective of this section is to share some first hand experiences of Team Creative members of  any hotel, resturants or attraction. Brochures and web sites only tell so much and we hope our first-hand experiences will add some value to your product planning process.

I took some time off this year with my family to take a long overdue break. On my way to the Maldives (where is stayed at the fabulous One & Only Kanuhara, a report on that will be in a future issue) we stopped for 2 nights at the Leela Kempinski Kovalam Beach. This hotel used to be a government property and was privatized and ultimately acquired by the Leela Group of hotels. This chain is known for running some of the finest hotels in the world and has created a niche for itself as being a luxury chain.

Kovalam is situated in the South of Kerala, a state known for its natural beauty. The nearest airport is Trivandrum and is commonly added to a South India tour. Kovalam is one of the most famous beaches in India and this property has a commanding location with one block of rooms facing the beach and another facing the sea (which is my preferred location for its direct uninterrupted view) of the water).  With 182 rooms and suites, the hotels is large enough to cater to groups yet small enough to give just the right levels of personalized service.

We stayed in the Club block which has 56 rooms. Unlike most hotels where club floors or rooms are just spruced up rooms with extra amenities, the Leela Club concept is of a hotel within a hotel. At this hotel the club block has it own check-in in, own fine dining restaurant, a separate spa, library lounge room and the best views of the water. The rooms are new and well appointed. Each has flat panel TVs, mini bars, internet connections etc etc, all the expectations of a deluxe hotel. The bathrooms were nice with a large shower cubicle with a two headed shower and a separate cubicle for the toilet. What is nice about the Leela at all their hotels is that you get some great chocolates or cookies placed in the room every day, all made fresh in-house. A nice personal touch. The club block also has its own infinity pool that is just heavenly. On the pools side is a indoor outdoor restaurant for club residents only.

The main building has the rest of the rooms. Also has its own pool and large lobby area. There is a large multi-cusine restaurant and a bar and on the beach side there is a outdoor sea food specialty restaurant. One memory I left the hotel with is having had the best chili crab I have ever had in my life. Food is a strong point at all Leela hotels.

The hotels also has a world class Ayurveda center where one can enjoy rejuvenation treatments during their stay. This is a must for any first time visitor to Kerala. The club block has a western style spa.

The hotel is also very child friendly which is a nice change from stuffy luxury hotels.

My personal experience of staying at the Leela Kovalam was very positive and I would recommend it without any hesitation. I checked our rate contacts when I returned and I was surprised at the great pricing they have (we are a preferred partner of course) and what great value it is. For any clients going to Kerala, this makes a great ending to a India tour. Trivandrum which is the nearest airport has some international connectivity and is well connected to Mumbai (Bombay) if other international airlines are used.

I would give the Leela Kovalam two thumbs up.  Below are a few images taken by me. There are more if any one would like them. I personally prefer real pictures over professionally taken shots.

To read more about the Leela Kovalam go to - and you can obviously contact us for some great prices for your clients.





Destination News
Rickshaws pull out, buses move in
There has been a new rule introduced in Delhi's Old Delhi area where the symbolic cycle rickshaws have been banned from the main Chandini Chowk area. This was the area where we had our clients do a cycle rickshaw ride through the hustling bustling streets of Old Delhi. We are investigating alternate route options, but at this time the rickshaw rides will be discontinued. Residents and even shopkeepers - initially unhappy with the idea - are now satisfied with the government's latest act of decongesting Chandni Chowk. Click here to read more...


Incredible India makes it to global Top 10 brands
Brand India is shining metaphor of authenticity, history, art & culture, business, shopping and value. It is natural to gauge the gung-ho halo around India as a brand these days. Click here to read more...


High Court wants 6-ft-high wall around Ranthambore
All encroachments in the eco-sensitive zone of the Ranthambhore National Park will be removed and a six foot-high wall built around the park, as per the Rajasthan High Court's guidelines issued on Friday for the protection of tigers in the park. Click here to read more...



Kashmir set for "inflow" of golf tourists
Kashmir is becoming an increasingly popular destination for golf tourism. According to officials in  the capital of Srinagar could see a rise in golf tourists following a recently successful tournament at the 18-hole Royal Spring Golf Course, which is now part of India's national golf circuit. Chief Minister for Jammu and Kashmir Ghulam Nabi Azad. "More such tournaments will result in more inflow of people into Kashmir, both from India and abroad." He added that Kashmir offers a number of golf courses throughout Srinagar and Gulmarg, offering golf tourists the opportunity to play from April to November, with a course at Gulmarg, at some 3,730 metres above sea level reported to be the highest green golf course anywhere in the world.

Buddhist tourist map excites tourism authorities

The scenic Kashmir Valley in India has finally woken up to its lesser known Buddhist legacies to attract tourists from across the world. Kashmir plans to revamp the Buddhist heritage of the valley to target tourists from South East Asia. The idea is to open up the centuries-old Buddhist places of worship in the valley to foreign and Indian tourists who throng the Buddhist-dominated region of Ladakh. The tourism department will develop a Buddhist circuit of Kashmir. The Indian government has earmarked Rs.20 million for the first phase of preservation and developmental plans of two monasteries in Kashmir. The state had also approached the Archaeological Survey of India for the preservation of Buddhist heritage sites. It is believed Buddhist tourism could yield India $1 billion annually in the next five years.

Star Cruises to cruise from Mumbai to international destinations
Star Cruises is planning to start special cruises next season (October 2007) to various international destinations from Mumbai to tap the growing cruise tourism market in India. The company is also now gearing up for chartering out their cruise for corporate and individuals for special occasions like marriage, family functions besides board meetings and sale and marketing conferences on board.
The City Palace complex, Udaipur is location to two film shoots
Recently two high profile movies were shot within the compound of The City Palace complex, in Udaipur. The first movie 'The Timeless Mystery' was filmed at The Manek Chowk in early April. The movie is a short dramatized documentary, shot in the 1930s style about the photographer Burton Holmes (1892 - 1952). The second movie 'The Ship of Dreams' was filmed at various locations within The City Palace complex. Written by Barbara Engelke the film will be presented by Polyphone Film.

New luxury train in Karnataka soon
Karnataka is all set to launch south India’s first luxury train that will take tourists through the rich natural and cultural heritage of the state. The weeklong tour starting from Bangalore will include the palaces of Mysore, ancient temples of Hassan, Belur, Halebid and Hospet, the Jain pilgrimage site of Shravanbelagola, the world heritage site of Hampi, Dandeli wildlife sanctuary and finally, the beaches of neighboring Goa. The launch of the luxury train is scheduled for 1 November when the state celebrates its 51st foundation day. The train, likely to be named the “Golden Chariot”, will be have a spa and gymnasium, restaurant coaches, TV lounges, conference coach and internet connectivity.

Sri Lanka

New Tourist Police Division set up to enhance services to tourists

As part of Sri Lanka Tourism’s product enhancement strategy, the Ministry of Tourism, Sri Lanka Tourist Board and the Police Department have come together to establish a new Police Division with its head office at the premises of the Sri Lanka Tourist Board. Its functions include the re-establishment of a network of tourist police stations or units, at key tourist areas to ensure that all tourists, both local and foreign are able to have hassle free and enjoyable holiday experiences in Sri Lanka.
2007 Kandy Perahera - 12th August 2007 (Sunday) to 27th August 2007 (Monday) July/August is the seasons of festivals in Sri Lanka and the full moon day of Esala is the climax of some of the festivals. The most magnificent of these festivals is the Kandy Esala Perahera. A spectacular medieval day pageant is held for 10 nights climaxing with the Kandyan dancers and drummers in colourful traditional costumes. Kandyan Chieftains in medieval court dress, more than one hundred caparisoned elephants whip crackers, torch bearers etc., make it an unforgettable experience.

Nepal hotels, casinos flourish, 43% rise in tourist turnout
With the security situation improving after the Maoists joined the government ending a decade-long insurgency, the inflow of foreign tourists to Nepal has increased by a whopping 43 per cent in the first five months of the year. Nepal's casinos and hotels, the major sources of foreign exchange for the country, are seeing a huge rush of tourists these days. The number of foreign visitors increased by 43 per cent in the first five months (January-May) of 2007 as compared to the corresponding period in the previous year, according to latest data released by the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB).


Travel to Tibet to get tougher for foreigners
China has tightened restrictions on travel by foreigners in the restive Himalayan region of Tibet after five American activists unfurled a banner at the foot of Mount Everest to protest against the staging of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The new rules came into effect after the week-long May Day holiday, according to an official with the state-run China Travel Service in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital. The restrictions will also stop foreigners applying for a permit to enter the region from the office of the Tibetan travel bureau in the southwestern city of Chengdu, from where there are direct flights to Lhasa. All travel must now be approved by the head office in Lhasa, which operates under police supervision. Tibetan authorities had hoped that the new train service would boost tourism. But the new rules could cool the enthusiasm of foreign tourists if they are limited to visiting Lhasa and are then forced to complete complex procedures in order to leave the city, even as part of a tour group.


Hotel News


Miles & More partners with the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Miles & More members will now be able to enjoy award miles during their stay at any one of the accommodations of the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces. This is the first tie-up that Miles & More has with an Indian hotel chain and members will now be able to accrue miles while enjoying an unforgettable blend of typical Indian hospitality, world-class service, and modern luxury. Miles & More is the frequent flyer programme of Lufthansa, Adria Airways, Air Dolomiti, Air One, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Luxair and Swiss.

Hotel Leela among Global Challengers
Leela Palaces, Hotels, and Resorts is among eight Indian Companies listed by Standard & Poor global rating agency based in New York as among the best challengers of 2007. Standard & Poor, the most respected name in performance ratings, spotted 300 companies world-wide that can pose a challenge to the world’s leading companies in their respective fields. In India Standard & Poor identified seven companies last year and eight this year to include the Leela. Last year three Indian commercial banks featured in the Standard & Poor rating. This year no bank is listed. Standard & Poor drew up this year’s list on the basis of market capitalization which has to be in the range of $ 500 million to $ 5 billion. They also need to post price appreciation for three years in a row. These companies also need to post a growth in their earnings per share and the number of employees.

Muthoot Plaza adjudged the best
The Muthoot Plaza, a business class hotel owned by the Muthoot Pappachan Group, has been awarded the Hotel of the Year Award-2007 instituted by Sarovar Hotels, India''s fourth largest hotel chain which manages 36 hotels across the country and overseas. The award, said to be one of the highest accreditations in Indian hospitality industry, was given to Muthoot Plaza at a ceremony held in Indore. ''It is a moment of immense pride as the Muthoot Plaza competed with the finest hotels in the five star category across the country,'' said John Muthoot, chairman and managing director of the Group. Muthoot Plaza scored over two luxury hotels in Mumbai and Hyderabad to win the final round of the competition. The parameters for the award included average room rate, occupancy, service standards, proactive marketing and initiatives for introducing improvements, among others things.


Ginger Hotel launches its Nashik property
The Indian Hotels Company Limited's (IHCL) subsidiary, Roots Corporation, has launched its 'Smart Basics' Hotel, 'GINGER', at Satpur MIDC at Nashik in Maharashtra. The 101-room hotel will have all modern comforts along with Ginger's special features, including Smart Space, Safe Zone, gymnasium, meeting room and self check-in kiosk. Ginger Nashik will also house a Cafe Coffee Day outlet that will be accessible to in-house as well as outside guests. Nashik has international quality vineyards and is emerging as an industrial city. It currently has five three-star hotels but Ginger will be the first hotel from a major brand.

Khandwa Haveli opens
Khandwa Haveli is run by a Family of Rathores from the Erstwhile State of Bikaner. Buit in the traditional Rajput Style, there are beautifully carved balconies, attractive courtyard, open terraces, a lovely garden and comfortable with antique furnishings. Enjoy the exotic attraction of a traditional Rajasthani ambience while enjoying the luxury of modern amenities in the 20 well appointed rooms. Khandwa Haveli is located in a quiet residential colony in Jaipur. It is 5 kilometres each from the central bus stand and the railway station and 16 kilometres from the airport. Khandawa Haveli, built by Thakur Pheap Singh Rathore in 1918 A.D, was built with the aim of providing accommodation to their all VIP guests who visited Jaipur.
Orange County in Kabini opens
On the banks of the Kabini river, in the land of the Kadukuruba tribe of Nagarhole Forest in Karnataka, Orange County has built a resort – in authentic tribal village style. Kabini, a pristine paradise, is home to some of the most exotic wildlife like the wild elephants, bison, wild dogs, sambhar deer, spotted deer, tigers, leopards, panthers. Surrounded on three sides by the Kabini river, Orange County offers two kinds of tribal themed accommodation, both featuring a spacious bedroom, bathroom, a separate living room and two sit-outs designed in the inimitable style of the Kadukurba homes. The hotel will open in July.

Sri Lanka
Thilanka Resort & Spa opens
Surrounded by mountains, paddy fields, flowing rivers and wilderness, the Thilanka Resort & Spa is a brand new luxurious hotel, located a few minutes away from the town of Dambulla. Centrally located, this is an ideal property from which to experience the ancient heritage sites of the Cultural Triangle. Dambulla is a 3.5 hour drive from the city of Colombo. The resort is situated on a 25-acre estate filled with fruit, spices and paddy - a tropical oasis with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. There are 12 deluxe rooms housed in three separate two-storey villas, each with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.


Carlson Hotels signs Park Plaza in Lahore
Carlson Hotels has signed a Park Plaza hotel in Lahore, the second most populated city in Pakistan. Owned by the Rehman Group, the Park Plaza Lahore. The Park Plaza Lahore is centrally located on MM Alam Road, surrounded by a range of shopping malls, retail stores, markets and the city’s top restaurants. The hotel site is just minutes from the Liberty Market and the Hafeez Center, Lahore’s famous technology bazaar, also known as the biggest computer market in Pakistan. The old historical city of Lahore is located just 10km away from the hotel. The hotel will feature 172 guestrooms and suites. There will be an all-day dining outlet, two specialty restaurants, a health club and spa, a swimming pool and a 24-hour business centre with two meeting rooms. The hotel will also have function rooms to meet banquets and conference needs. The hotel is scheduled to open in September 2007.


Aviation News


India's merged national airline is Air India
The new merged airline from Air India and Indian will be known as Air India. India's minister for civil aviation, Mr Praful Patel, said: "Since Air India is a globally and nationally recognised brand and is a designated airline in international bilaterals and the AI code is available only to the existing name, it has been decided that the merged entity would continue with the same name." The new logo comprises elements from the logos of the original Air India and Indian, namely, a flying swan (in red) with the Konark Chakra (in orange) placed inside it. The new Air India will receive 22 new aircrafts by the year-end to increase its fleet strength to 138. The subsidiaries of both airlines, Air India Express and Alliance Air, have also been merged to become Air India Express.

Kingfisher Airlines set to introduce landscape camera service
Kingfisher Airlines plans to introduce landscape camera system onboard all its Airbus aircraft. Its third A321 aircraft has come with this feature. The modification involves installation of two cameras near the nose landing gear. Each of the cameras weighs 4.5 kg and will enable guests onboard to see the scenic view on-ground on their personalised screens. Landscape camera will be displayed on channel two of aircraft's in-flight entertainment systems.

Air Deccan commences flights to Dharamshala
Air Deccan has started flights to Dharamsala, a town in the picturesque Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh, which is home to the Dalai Lama and Tibetans living in exile.
Click here for the flight schedule...

JetLite takes flight

, which started operations this month, is being marketed as Jet Airways' value-based airline. It was created from Air Sahara, a full service airline Jet Airways acquired two months ago. JetLite CEO, Mr Gary Kingshott said "JetLite will provide consistent quality service on point-to-point services in India and beyond at value-for-money prices.” JetLite, with an all-economy configuration, will continue to operate on major routes connecting metropolitan destinations to complement Jet Airways' services. It will also enter markets where the demand for business class and a full-service carrier are not as strong. Jet Airways and JetLite will sign an agreement where passengers who are delayed, wish to cancel a ticket or make an earlier/later flight can use the services of both airlines.

LCCs lead India’s aviation boom

The Indian domestic market is showing no sign of reducing its aviation activities, with a 25% increase in the number of flights scheduled for May 2007 compared with the same month last year. According to the latest statistics from OAG, the world's authority on flight information, this represents an additional 8,631 flights and an astonishing 1.7 million extra seats available to people travelling within India. This ranks India in third place in the Top 10 list of countries with the highest number of additional flights in May this year compared to the same month in 2006, behind China and the USA. A total of more than 43,000 domestic flights were timetabled for India in May. Within this figure of all scheduled passenger flight operations, the low cost sector shows a 62% increase of more than 7,000 more flights year on year and a staggering 151% rise in the number of seats available, representing an extra 1.6 million low cost seats.

Air Deccan
has launched a daily Delhi-Leh flight

Air Deccan flagged-off its maiden daily flight from Delhi to Leh. A 180-seater Airbus-320 has been deployed on this route. With this launch, Air Deccan becomes the first low cost carrier to fly to the highest airport in the country. The flight from Delhi will take off every day at 5.20 a.m. and land in Leh at 6.50 a.m. The flight from Leh to Delhi will take off at 7.20 a.m. and land in Delhi at 8.40 a.m.

Sri lanka

Telegraph survey rates SriLankan

A survey of 10,000 readers of UK's Daily Telegraph on their experiences in luxury travel has placed SriLankan Airlines among the finest of Asia's airlines. SriLankan was one of four runners-up in the category of Best Asian Airline, which was won by Singapore Airlines. Other runners-up were Cathay Pacific, Malaysian Airlines and Thai Airways. The "Ultratravel 100" survey was carried out by the Daily Telegraph, whose readership is known to consist mostly of up-market persons in UK society. The survey quizzed readers' personal experiences with regard to tour operators, cruise liners, hotels, airlines, airports and destinations.

Cathay halts Colombo services
Cathay Pacific Airways announced the suspension of its flight operations to and from Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, until further notice. The decision follows the temporary closure of Colombo’s airport late last night after an attack on fuel facilities in the city. Safety is a top priority at Cathay Pacific and a careful assessment of the situation will be made before services are resumed.


China Southern sees Nepal tourism push
China Southern Airlines is planning a major tourism push to Nepal with its new twice weekly service to Kathmandu. The airline began its Nepal operations on February 5, connecting Nepali capital Kathmandu with Guangzhou city of China, twice a week on Mondays and Fridays. "More than 1,100 Chinese passengers flew by China Southern on the Guangzhou-Kathmandu route over the past three months. The trend is encouraging, which is a clear testimony that there still lies a huge potential to be tapped," said Mr. Vincent Zhen, General Manager of China Southern's Nepal Office. Click here for flight schedule...


Nok Air debuts with Bangalore
Thai low-cost carrier, Nok Air has launched its first international daily flight between Bangkok and Bangalore on June 1 and is positioning itself as a "shopper's airline". The LCC is promoting Bangkok as a shopper's paradise to Indian passengers - leveraging on South-east Asia's largest and most luxurious shopping complex Siam Paragon and the vibrant Chatuchak weekend market. Click here for flight schedule....

EgyptAir launches flights to Kuala Lumpur via Mumbai
EgyptAir, national airline of Egypt, announced the launch of new flights on the Egypt-India-Malaysia route considering the increasing flow of travel from the city to Kuala Lumpur. There will be 3 flights a week, which would be on every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from Mumbai to the Malaysian capital and vice versa.

Singapore Airlines announces new flight to Chennai
Leading airline service provider Singapore Airlines announced its 50th service to India, with the launch of its eighth weekly flight to Chennai. The new service that comes into effect from June 24, will help boost the capacity by almost 14 per cent. Singapore Airlines would be using the ''Boeing 777-200'' aircraft with a two-class configuration- 30 Business and 293 Economy class seats - for this service, offering more connection options to several cities in the carrier's global network. According to the schedule, flight no SQ526 will fly on all Sundays from Singapore at 1910 hrs and will reach Chennai at 2035 hrs. And from Chennai the flight (SQ527) will leave at 2230 hrs and would reach Singapore at 0510 hrs.

Oman Air to fly to Jaipur from June 1
As of June 1, 2007, Oman Air will spread it’s wings to reach its eighth destination in India. The national flag carrier of Oman will operate direct flights connecting Muscat with Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’, through four flights a week (Saturday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday).

Jet to fly to New York & Toronto via Brussels
Jet Airways is planning to launch daily services from Mumbai to New York via Brussels from August 5, 2007 and daily service from Delhi to Toronto via Brussels later this year. Click here for flight schedule...


Recipe of the month
Curd Triangles
This is a zero oil cooking recipe for good health made from bread and yogurt as main ingredients. Click here to read the recipe...





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